The San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins were tied 24-24 late in the fourth quarter and the Bolts were driving to get into field goal range. As Rivers dropped back on first and 10 from Miami’s 42-yard line with 1:13 left, Alonso showed blitz, then quickly backed off. The linebacker positioned himself just outside a passing lane, then jumped the route as Rivers hurled a short pass to Tyrell Williams.
Alonso baited one of the best quarterbacks in football into an awful throw, snagged an interception and ran it back 60 yards for a touchdown. It was a gorgeous defensive play:
Rivers capped a four-interception game by throwing another in desperation on San Diego’s final possession. He was under constant pressure all day and was also off with his throws. It was one of the worst games of his career.